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Pharmacy Resident-Ferris State University



Full Time

On Site


Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Job Description:

The Walgreens and Ferris State University College of Pharmacy PGY1 Community-based Pharmacy Residency aims to develop advanced community pharmacists who will provide direct patient care to a variety of patient populations, collaborate with other healthcare professions to optimize patient outcomes, and incorporate patient care activities into daily workflow of a community pharmacy.

This residency experience is based out of Walgreen’s Medication Therapy Management hub located within a Grand Rapids Walgreens. There will also be a longitudinal rotation at our fast-growing community-based specialty pharmacy location, conveniently located on the Grand Rapids MI medical mile. The Grand Rapids Medical Mile hosts a hospital, multiple research centers, a pharmaceutical manufacturer headquarters, ambulatory care and surgical centers, transplant hubs, and other healthcare professional training programs and schools.

Graduates of the program are trained to be leaders and managers in the pharmacy community and play an active role in advancing community pharmacy practice beyond dispensing. The resident will be expected to achieve a level of proficiency to perform the duties of a community-based staff pharmacist and pharmacy manager with the future endeavor of assisting with clinical initiatives of the district and region.

Residency Activities
The resident will participate in the provision of patientcare services through the following:

  • Provide medication therapy management in our unique MTM hub and patient counselling across multiple patient populations
  • Development of health and wellness programs
  • Deliver preventative health services and participate in off-site immunization clinics
  • Provide services for patients taking specialty medications for solid organ transplant and inflammatory diseases.
  • Transition of care services through a bedside delivery program
  • Deliver chronic disease state management education and action plans
  • Lead patient-center dispensing at local Walgreens
  • Create partnerships to improve health equity and bring health care to patient who lack access

The resident will participate in the following activities that strengthen practice management and educator skills:
  • Design and conduct a practice-based research project
  • Present research findings at regional and national professional meetings
  • Development of clinical pharmacy services and collaborative practice agreements
  • Provide clinical instruction to student pharmacists at the College and pharmacy

Basic Qualifications
  • Doctor of Pharmacy degree from a college or school of pharmacy accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
  • Ability to obtain pharmacist license within the state of residency within 90 days of the start of the residency program
  • Submission of residency application materials to Pharmacy Online Residency Centralized Application Service (PhORCAS)
  • Individuals must participate in and adhere to the rules of the ASHP Resident Matching Program.
  • Certified Immunizer or willing to become an immunizer within 90 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications